222 meters long, 27 meters wide and 33,500 gross tons. With these numbers, “Somnio” was presented, to dream in Latin, a maxi yacht that is unique in the world in terms of size and for the fact that she will not have a single owner, but 39.
The LARGEST and EXPENSIVE YACHT in the world will be a “community” of the super rich
# Unique solutions (and prices)
To grab a place in this paradise, every lucky buyer will have to shell out 9.5 million euros with which they will be entitled to a very luxurious apartment and the use of the many common areas. The wealthy owners will share wonderful routes in the name of the most extreme luxury, pampered by an ultra-selected crew and every comfort.
From the exclusive bow lounge where you can enjoy an always unique view, to a cellar with over 10,000 bottles chosen from the best wines in the world, restaurants, bars and beach clubs. Each apartment, 39 in total spread over 6 decks, will be completely customizable according to the customer’s requests.
# Italy is also participating in the construction of Somnio
The ocean liner will be delivered by Vard Søviknes, Norway. The hull, and the first stage of outfitting, will be carried out in Vard Tulcea, Romania. Other key players in the project are VARD Fincantieri’s parent company, Vard Design and Vard Electro. A number of suppliers and contractors from the Norwegian Maritime Cluster owned by Fincantieri are involved. Some of the consultants and department managers are Italian.
The boat was conceived by two of the most important architecture and design firms in the world, Winch Design and Tillberg Design of Sweden.
# The launch in 2024
The project is overseen by Somnio’s co-founder, Captain Erik Bredhe, formerly the commander of M / V The World, to date the only residential ship at sea. He has personally chosen the staff and crew members who will sail from Vard Søviknes in Norway in 2024. The hull, and the first stage of outfitting, will be carried out in Vard Tulcea in Romania.
Rune Rødset, senior vice president of sales and marketing at VARD, commented:
“In my 37 years at VARD I have had many dreams. However, the satisfaction of bringing Somnio’s contract home clearly exceeds everything I hoped for “.
(Original article by Roberto Binaghi)